- Last Updated: 08 May 2018 08 May 2018
Spring is finally here to stay -- I hope you are all enjoying this week's beautiful weather!
This past Monday, Victoria from my office and I attended a meeting with the Westchester County Department of Planning and Westchester's municipal and not-for-profit leaders regarding the county's Community Development Block Grant consortium. This consortium has been dormant for a few years, but is picking back up again to help bring community development grants to Westchester municipalities and not-for-profits. At next Tuesday's legislative session, the Town Board will be voting on joining this consortium to hopefully claim some grant dollars for the Town. Also this week, we learned that many New York State grants have been rolled out through the Consolidated Funding Application. We look forward to developing a few strong applications to these grant opportunities in the coming months.
Later that day, I got the chance to enjoy a cup of coffee with County Executive George Latimer at Ossining's very own First Village Coffee-- it is wonderful to have our CE spend so much time in our community (although who wouldn't be wooed by a delicious latte from FVC?) Check out this neat shot captured by Mr. Latimer's Director of Communications (and proud Ossining resident!) Catherine Cioffi-- thanks to First Village for hosting us!
- Last Updated: 02 May 2018 02 May 2018
Since the Ossining Police Department took over serving the Unincorporated Area in 2015, our residents and commercial property owners have made a fast friend of Kevin Sylvester, who at the time, was a Lieutenant in the OPD. When Chief Joseph Burton announced his retirement in mid-2015, Kevin was named as his successor by the Village Board of Trustees, and he has continued to be a tremendous asset to all of Ossining in this role.
Aside from being the consummate professional, the Chief (born and raised right here in Ossining) has dedicated himself to the community, and has demonstrated patience, reliability and integrity at every turn and especially in high-pressure situations. His willingness to communicate his enthusiasm for Ossining and for police work through all forms of social media is both unprecedented and widely-recognized (he has won the department accolades on that front as well), and I know I speak for my colleagues on the Town Board and for all of our Department Heads when I say that we are proud to have him as a co-worker and lucky to call him a friend.
Why all the gushing? Our Chief, the youngest police officer to be named Chief of Police in Westchester County, has been named one of the Business Council of Westchester's Rising Stars for 2018, part of this year's class of their "40 Under 40" business professionals. This is quite an honor, and a well deserved one at that. Please join us in congratulating Chief Kevin Sylvester on this incredible accomplishment-- all of Ossining is made stronger by your service.
- Last Updated: 01 May 2018 01 May 2018
Here's the good news-- today, (Tuesday, May 1st), the Cedar Lane Dog Park is getting new wood chips and a fence repair!
Here's the bad news-- the Cedar Lane Dog Park will be closed until about 5PM tonight.
Plan your walks and wags accordingly!
- Last Updated: 01 May 2018 01 May 2018
Town Hall Meeting & Special Meeting
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Budarz Theater - Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562
Town Hall Meeting Agenda:
1. Update from Town Historian Scott Craven
2. Update on Village Pier Extension at Hudson River Waterfront
Special Meeting Agenda (Revised 5/1)
Please remember the following:
- The meeting will begin at 7:30PM. If you plan to attend, please arrive early to ensure you have time to find parking.
- We must leave the Library by 9:15PM at the absolute latest. If you wish to address the Board and time runs out, please be prepared to submit your comment or question in writing and the Board will make sure your question is answered as soon as possible.
- If you cannot make this meeting, it will not be live-streamed (there is no ability to do this from the Library)-- the meeting will be recorded and posted to the Town's YouTube channel within 48 hours.